Support the UCI Observatory

The Friends of the UCI Observatory annual giving program offers individuals interested in astronomy and physics the opportunity to become more involved with the UCI Observatory and engage with UC Irvine’s leading experts in astrophysics. With the financial support provided by the Friends of the UCI Observatory, the Department of Physics & Astronomy can continue providing public events and educational activities to the community. A gift to the UCI Observatory will help support and fund Visitor Nights, UCI Observatory tours, special lectures, classroom visits for K-12 schools, graduate student fellowships and astrophysical research.

Ways to Give:

UCI's e-giving website

• Checks should be made payable to the UCI Foundation. Please note which program you would like to support in the memo section. Mail your check to:

UC Irvine School of Physical Sciences
Office of External Relations
180 Rowland Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-4675

• Increase the value of your giving power by taking advantage of your employer’s matching gift program. To see if your company has a matching gift program click here.

• Pledge now and pay later – To make your pledge, fill out a pledge form and send your pledge to the address listed on the form. Large gifts may be paid over a five-year period.

• Reoccurring monthly gifts may be made via automatic credit card deductions by filling out a pledge form.

To inquire about other opportunities available to support the UCI Observatory, please contact Audrey Kelaher at